HIST328 Modern Europe in War and Peace: 1918 to Yesterday

Updated: 11 April 2017
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2018
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no UNE Supervised Examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp in ANCH or HINQ or HIST or RELS or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIST121 or HIST228
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Richard Scully (rscully@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit identifies and examines circumstances leading up to, and consequences of, major instances of turmoil and transition in twentieth and early twenty-first century Europe. The period begins with the First World War, and the Russian Revolution of 1917. Later issues include: the interwar period; Fascism in Italy and Germany; the Spanish Civil War; the origins and outcomes of the Second World War; the Cold War in Europe; European integration; the collapse of Soviet and European communism; and post-communist conditions since 1990. Throughout the unit, attention is given to both eastern and western Europe.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. understand the non-linear and unpredictable nature of this period of European history;
  2. understand the causes and outcomes of war and revolution in Europe during this period, as well as imperatives for and actions promoting both European division and integration;
  3. identify and critically interpret a variety of documentary historical sources;
  4. appreciate and analyse aspects of historical debate;
  5. research and present well-constructed, well-referenced and well-written history essays and exercises; and
  6. communicate effectively their understanding of various issues and topics related to the history of twentieth century Europe.